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Grandma times two!
Marilyn Loy Turner writes "Full Nest Syndrome" when her active family life allows her a moment to think. In "Grandma times two" from print issue 41, she finds herself with the happy opportunity to communicate with future family, making for an even "fuller" nest!
Dearest Grandchild to be:
Ive been adding words to my daily vocabulary. Words like: wondrous and miracle. That is, ever since I learned about your existence.
Your father, Tim, says he will name you Austin if you are a boy but all I can call you is Awesome.I wonder, precious infant, what you will call me: Granny, MeMaw, MamMaw, Mammy, Nanny or just plain Grandma?
You will have plenty of time to decide, plenty of time to discover Im not your typical grandmother. While some grandmothers have silver in their hair, I have silver b races on my teeth. Some have blue hair, I wear bright blue contacts.
My daughter, Elizabeth, (your aunt to be) keeps me in clothes designed for teenagers and your father wants me driving his sporty mustang. I dont wear heavy chains or big earrings. In fact my dog wears more jewelry than I do.
I enjoy all kinds of music, even Rap, if there are no bad words in the lyrics. I never sit still unless Im writing my book or reading. Yes, baby, there are lots of things you will learn about me. But I already know you. I know everything about you.
I know your rich heritage -- your great-grandmother Morgans family tree links to Daniel Boone. Your ancestors on the Loy side were German royalty. There were school teachers and the oldest school teacher/school superintendent in Kentucky who served the system 60 years in your family history.
I know your mother, Rebeccas sweetness, her untiring charity toward others. I know the deep shine of her black hair, the proud inheritance from the Cherokee Indians. I know your fathers uncanny knowledge about electronics and his ability to assemble anything without instructions.
I know how saintly and unselfishly your great grandmother Enola Morgan Loy lived her short life. All who knew her loved her and will never forget her. She will surely bestow some of her traits on you from her place in Heaven.
I know you will have a zany sense of humor and will laugh when you hear the tape I made of your late great grandfather Loys jokes. I am a joke, he used to say. So I dont think you will ever take yourself too seriously.
I know your father will share the Bible stories he learned in his private Christian schools and your mother and aunts on both sides will teach you gymnastics and athletic stunts before you can even crawl!Yes, little one, your grandmother to be knows you. She knows you are fearfully and wonderfully made by the wise creator of all the Earth. She knows your heart-rate is 158 and knows absolutely that you are awesome.Love, Grandmother Turner 4/16/02PS: Whats that you say? Oh my! Guess what? I just learned Im going to be a grandma times two!!
My son, Mike, and his lovely wife are expecting in November. A little Thanksgiving baby. How thankful I am!Oh, you precious child. Ill have to buy a rocking chair so I can hold to you tight. I can sing lullabies to you but not like your father can. Hes such a good singer, hell croon to you every night.
Your beautiful mother (inside and out), Jessica, will strengthen you with her German heritage and your great grandma will correspond with you from Germany. What fun you will have playing with your dads Star Wars collection and your moms Beanie Babies.I just know you will be a blue-eyed blonde (its on both sides) and if you are a girl you will be named Faith. How fitting! You see, I always had faith that someday I would be a grandma. Precious baby, always know that your mom is carrying you in her womb and I am already carrying you in my heart.
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